Category: High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain

China’s Leaders Develop Framework for the Nation’s Next Five-Year Plan

In our efforts to assist our readers in bigger-picture trends that have meaning for today and tomorrow’s supply chain leaders, the Supply Chain Matters blog highlights some interesting perspectives from last week’s assembly of China’s leaders for developing the framework for the nation’s next five-year plan.

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Apple’s iPhone 12 Product Launch This Week- The Time of Execution Response is At-Hand

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides commentary reflecting on the potential product demand and supply network challenges related to this week’s formal launch of Apple’s new iPhone 12 product line up.

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Reports Indicate Foxconn Does Not Qualify for Proposed U.S. Production Financial Incentives

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers on reports indicating global high-tech electronics contract manufacturer Foxconn’s proposed investment in U.S. based manufacturing is now under the looking glass as an industrial development agency representing the State of Wisconsin has indicated this week that the contract manufacturing has not met outlined conditions for receiving State monetary incentives.

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India Offers Lucrative Incentives to Attract Smartphone and Electronics Manufacturers

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights the formal announcement by India or a five-year manufacturing subsidy program that more than likely involves two significant global smartphone manufacturers, India’s own smartphone manufacturers, as well as electronics suppliers, all of which provides ample evidence that high tech manufacturing shifts beyond China are underway.

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The Next Challenge for Supply Chain Management Teams- The Holiday Fulfillment Quarter Begins

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides commentary related to the start of the 2020 holiday fulfillment quarter, one that provides high stakes and increased challenges for industry supply chain management teams and associated services providers. A looming unknown remains the COVID-19 disruption in all of its associated implications.

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Threats That Tensions Among the U.S. and China in Semiconductor Industry Could Reach Cold War Status

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights the latest developments in the escalating trade tensions among the United States and China specifically related to semiconductor industry supply networks. For existing industry supply chain management or strategic procurement teams across the high-tech industry, the implication remains a highly sensitized cycle of geo-political tensions with short and longer-term implications.

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Added Escalation of Trade and High-Tech Supply Network Tensions Among U.S. and China

The Supply Chain Matters blog continues to highlight ongoing political and global trade developments that have impacts to high-tech and consumer electronics supply networks in strategic dimensions.

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Report indicating Foxconn is Moving Toward a More Regionalized Supply Network Strategy

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights a further Asia based report that global contract manufacturer Foxconn is planning for an inevitable regionalized supply network strategy for key high tech and consumer electronics customers.

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Intel’s Hint at Outsourcing Semiconductor Production Rocks Wall Street- What ii Implies

The Supply Chain Matters blog reflects on recent Intel’s threat to outsource semiconductor design and fabrication to existing Taiwan and South Korean producers. Perspectives are provided as to what this move may imply.

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